The Way Life Should Be

The Way Life Should Be

Book - 2014
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, and the critically acclaimed author of Bird in Hand, comes a novel of love, risk, and self-discovery--includes a special PS section featuring insights, interviews, and more.

Angela can feel the clock ticking. She is single in New York City, stuck in a job she doesn't want and a life that seems to have, somehow, just happened. She inherited a flair for Italian cooking from her grandmother, but she never seems to have the time for it--these days, her oven holds only sweaters. Tacked to her office bulletin board is a photo from a magazine of a tidy cottage on the coast of Maine--a charming reminder of a life that could be hers, if she could only muster the courage to go after it.

On a hope and a chance, Angela decides to pack it all up and move to Maine, finding the nudge she needs in the dating profile of a handsome sailor who loves dogs and Italian food. But her new home isn't quite matching up with the fantasy. Far from everything familiar, Angela begins to rebuild her life from the ground up. Working at a local coffeehouse, she begins to discover the pleasures and secrets of her new small-town community and, in the process, realizes there's really no such thing as the way life should be.

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : William Morrow, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780062363541
Branch Call Number: FIC Kline
Characteristics: 272 pages.


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Sep 23, 2018

It was a really different kind of story, maybe because it didn't include all those "canned phrases" I find in so many books these days. The end was rather anti-climactic, but full of possibilities for the future of the protagonist.

Oct 22, 2016

Predictable, but the author's lightness of touch, the recipes!!, and her sense of humor rescue the story, making it a charming one.

Jul 19, 2014

One of those storries that leaves you open to a sequel or to finish up with your own ending as it ends rather abruptly without resolution for the characters.

sharonb122 Jul 14, 2014

This is a light story about a young woman searching for her place in the world. Fairly predictable, but fine and interestingly enough for me to finish the book.

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